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Champagne Henriot Brut Souverain

Costing $45, with 12% alcohol and scoring 17+ Dionysian Points out of a possible 20 Dionysian Scale, the multi vintage Champagne Henriot Brut Souverain  was a pleasure to…


2017 Keuka Spring

From New York’s Finger Lakes, the 2017 Keuka Spring Riesling cost $13, had 11% alcohol, and scored 15 fine points on the Dionysian scale of a possible 20….


2017 Tomasello Blaufrankisch

At 12.1% alcohol, the 2017 Tomasello Blaufrankisch from the Outer Coastal Plain of New Jersey, scored an excellent 16 points on the Dionysian scale. Costing under $20, the…


Lanson Champagne

Scoring 17+ points on the 20-point Dionysian scale, the 12.5% alcohol Non-Vintage Lanson Champagne Depuis 1760 Black Label was more than worth its $45 cost.  The bubbly was…


2016 Ironstone Vineyards Zinfandel

Scoring 17 points out of 20 Dionysian points, with 15% alcohol, and costing about $24, the 2016 Ironstone Vineyards Reserve Old Vine Zinfandel  could age another ten years…


1999 Ornellaia

Scoring 19 points on the Dionysian scale of 20-possible-points, the 1999 Ornellaia, at twenty years old, is at its peak. Still ruby with a tinge of orange on the…


2013 CARO

A charming wine from Mendoza, Argentina made from 50% Malbec and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2013 CARO from Domaines Barons De Rothschild (Lafite)  had 14.5% alcohol, my usual…


1978 Chateau de Beaucastel

At 13.6% alcohol, the 41 year-old 1978 Chateau de Beaucastel Chateauneuf-du-Pape  scored a gold 18+ points on the 20-point Dionysian scale. It was school house reddish brick with…


2013 MonTirous Vacqueyras Le Clos

The 13.5% alcohol 2013 MonTirius Le Domaine Vacqueyras Le Clos cost under $25, is 50% Grenache and 50% Syrah, and scored 18 Dionysian points on the Oldest Wine…


2001 De Loach Zinfandel

The 2001 Russian River Valley Estate Bottles De Loach Zinfandel has 14.5% alcohol, cost just over $16, and scored a very nice 16+ points on the 20-point Dionysian…